Lifestyle by Design
by Nancy Schmieder
Health is the greatest
treasure one can own and what’s more it is free!
Better than wealth, honor or education, good health is our most
precious possession. Many are looking for health, happiness and
peace of mind.
Good health is more than just eating right, it’s a lifestyle. And
it’s all up to us individually. It’s our choice and the choices we
make day by day that will secure us this treasure.
We are creating our own diseases. The solution to most of our health
problems today does not depend on our technical advances. Our health
is largely determined by our lifestyle choices.
There are certain principles that were designed to bring us the
health and vitality we are all looking for. These principles are
flexible and easy to adapt to our busy lives. They will give us a
“NEW START”; so we will use this acronym to help us remember each of
these eight, simple principles. No matter what the problem, each has
the same fix. If we want to win the battle against the epidemic of
Western lifestyle diseases, we must break the rich Western lifestyle
which is lethal in its excesses. We need to adopt a simpler
lifestyle that will give us better health.
“N” is for nutrition. Foods prepared in a simple manner give
us the nutrients needed to make good blood.
“E” is for exercise. Physical exercise strengthens your body,
reduces stress, combats depression, improves sleep, restores energy,
“W” is for water. Lighten your body’s metabolic load and
increase circulation by rinsing out and refreshing your insides.
“S” is for sunshine. Lift your spirits, brighten your day,
and improve your health by one of the most effective healing agents.
The benefits of sunshine are great.
“T” is for temperance. Live a balanced life. Make time for
work, play, rest, exercise, hobbies. Nurture relationships and
spiritual growth. Also, protect your body from harmful substances.
“A” is for air. Keep your lungs healthy and vitalize every
part of your system with fresh air.
“R” is for rest. Revitalizes and refreshes the tired body and
soul. The body needs time to repair and restore the damage of daily
wear and tear.
“T” is for trust. A life of quality and fulfillment includes
spiritual growth and development.
Love, faith, trust and hope are health enhancing and they bring
rewards that endure.
So there you have it. Eight simple habits to help you achieve your
healthy lifestyle goals.
As we continue on our journey together, step by step, you will learn
how to integrate these simple lifestyle changes. We must take charge
and the responsibility for our own health. That’s what this course
is all about. How to do it. How to live a quality life and how to
avoid the most common causes of premature disease and disability.
New habits take time to form, so be patient with yourself as you
increasingly learn to Live for health. And remember Health is by
Choice - not by chance!
Nancy Schmieder works with the Better Living Ministries in Wayland,
NY as a Certified Lifestyle Consultant and Specialist. The Better
Living Ministries is a Community Resource for Lifestyle Education
and Support. Health by Choice is a practical, simple journey on how
to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle. Nancy is a Mother
of five and she lives with her family in Springwater , NY. Her
e-mail address is
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